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  The Blues Brothers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blues Brothers was a rhythm and blues/blues band fronted by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in character.
The Blues Brothers' television debut was as the musical guest in the April 22, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live, often cited as one of the best-ever SNL episodes.
The genesis of the Blues Brothers was a January 1976 SNL skit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blues_Brothers   (2593 words)

 The Blues Brothers (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical/comedy film, directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers, and their supporting band.
At the prompting of Curtis (Calloway), the elderly orphanage worker who originally introduced the brothers to the blues, a visit to an evangelical church service gives the duo an epiphany: they can legitimately raise the necessary funds by taking their legendary rhythm and blues band for a tour.
Literally seconds after paying the bill to the assessor clerk (Spielberg), the brothers are arrested, and the film ends with the entire band, who have all been imprisoned in the same prison, playing Jailhouse Rock for their fellow inmates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Blues_Brothers_(film)   (1379 words)

 Blues Brothers 2000
One of the nice things about “Blues Brothers 2000” is that the time in the story has progressed for 18 years; it does not attempt to pretend that nothing has happened in that time.
Blues, rhythm and blues, and soul are the heritage of fl people and as such, should be celebrated and represented mostly by them.
If you can face that the “Blues Brothers” cult of the original cannot be topped or re-created, and if you can accept that the character of Elwood Blues changed in the past 18 years, I am sure you will enjoy this film as much as I did, and turn on the good vibes.
www.dvdreview.com /html/blues_brothers_2000.html   (1294 words)

 Blues Brothers 2000
Elwood Blues is told to mentor a young orphan in Blues Brothers 2000.
Blues Brothers 2000 is the sequel to the original 1980 Blues Brothers film but in many ways is actually a remake of the film, as the story is pretty much a parallel of the original.
Elwood Blues (Dan Ackryod) has been released from Joliet Prison after a long sentence, and seeks to restart his life and put together the Blues Brothers band again.
www.chucksconnection.com /blues.html   (936 words)

 Blues Brothers - Uncyclopedia
The Blues Brothers use a combination of this look and a laid back pose to add 85% to their coolness level.
The Blues Brothers provide the world with some of the best rhythm and blues to enter the auditory canal, ricochet off the hammer (Malleus), collide with the anvil (Incus), rebound off the stirrup (Stapes), and deliver an uppercut to the ear drum that'll make it quiver and scream with ecstacy.
The Blues Brothers tell the world about just how soulful they are in their hit song, "Soul Man." After this song was released, it became apparent to the public that the Blues Brothers were made entirely of soul.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Blues_Brothers   (377 words)

 The Blues Brothers - Biography - AOL Music
The Blues Brothers made their national TV debut with Belushi and Aykroyd outfitted in the bee costumes they often wore for another sketch, performing (naturally enough) Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," and in the months to follow they grew in popularity, appearing on the program with increasing regularity.
The Blues Brothers' band included top Memphis session men like guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, who together appeared on many of the original Stax label recordings of songs in the group's repertoire; later incarnations also featured notables like bluesman Matt "Guitar" Murphy.
In 1981, The Best of the Blues Brothers was released, further solidifying their massive popularity; however, on March 5, 1982, Belushi died in Hollywood of an accidental drug overdose, and the Blues Brothers' saga was effectively over.
music.aol.com /artist/the-blues-brothers/3721/biography   (357 words)

 Copenhagen Blues Brothers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Blues Brothers gained hours of show-experience and a huge group of fanatic blues addicts as loyal fans.
The story is the same, as the front figures Jake and Elwood Blues (The Blues Brothers) give the audience their "Blues Fever" back, delivering an entertaining show, with groovy rythm section, a tight horn section, and of course in the well known "Black Suits".
But when the Copenhagen Blues Brothers gathered to play "The Blues", it became a unique experience, because all the band members share a common love for Blues, RandB, and Soul.
www.bluesbrothers.dk /press.html   (232 words)

 The Blues Brothers (1980)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Plot Outline: Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
John Belushi and Dan Akroyd are Jake and Elwood Blues, two eccentric brothers who are "On A Mission From God".
Blues fans will rave over the fantastic soundtrack full of classic blues tunes from the biggest stars.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0080455   (439 words)

 alt.fan.blues-brothers FAQ
The newsgroup alt.fan.blues-brothers (AFBB) is for discussion about The Blues Brothers - the plot, the actors, the music, the band, and anything else remotely related to the movie and the Blues Brothers.
From the photo in the Blues Brothers Private book, the original Bluesmobile (which was traded for a microphone) was a fl, four door '68 Cadillac Fleetwood.
In the scene at the end of Sister Act when the sisters are performing for the pope, you can see the "Blues Brothers" standing at the rear of the church in the same pose they have in the Triple Rock Church in The Blues Brothers.
www.csse.monash.edu.au /~pringle/bluesbros/faq.html   (1469 words)

 theaterland.com - The Official BLUES BROTHERS REVIVAL
Opening in the Windy City, The Blues Brothers Revival ran through the Spring and Summer of 2004 at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts.
The musical captured the spirit of the original Blues Brothers movie and payed homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, gospel and traditional soul music while throwing in Jake and Elwood Blues into the mix.
The Blues Brothers Revival was woven around John Belushi's character Jake, who had spent most of the last several years stuck in Purgatory.
www.theaterland.com /bluesbrothers   (338 words)

 Blues Brothers Movie -The 80s Rewind «
At the time Blues Brothers was made, the mall scene contained the most expensive car-chase scene ever filmed up to that time.
When Blues Brothers 2000 was being filmed John Landis invited the Melbourne Blues Brothers to be extras in the bluegrass scene.
Graffiti on the bridge the Blues Brothers hide their car under during the show reads "John *heart* Debbie." This is a reference to director John Landis and his wife Deborah.
www.fast-rewind.com /bluesbros.htm   (3992 words)

 Amazon.com: Blues Brothers: Video: Dan Aykroyd,John Belushi,Cab Calloway,John Candy,James Brown,Ray Charles,Steve ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
John Belushi as 'Joliet' Jake Blues, Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues, Cab Calloway as Curtis, Ray Charles as Ray, Aretha Franklin as Mrs.
The Blues Brothers is a true classic movie, one of the few SNL movies that is actually a good story.
"Blues Brothers 2000", which has the terrific addition of John Goodman to the cast.This VHS tape is terrific.
www.amazon.com /Blues-Brothers-Dan-Aykroyd/dp/0783225199   (2960 words)

 The Brothers N' Blues web site official home page!
Brothers N’ Blues unique blend of Spirit-filled hi-energy blues/rock/and Gospel has been steadily gaining them many new friends, fans, and supporters locally, nationally, and overseas as well.
Brothers N’ Blues plays at a wide variety of venues and events in the Southern California area.
Some of the venues include the Blue CafĂ© in Long Beach, BB Kings Blues Club in Universal City, the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, and Rusty’s on the Santa Monica Pier.
www.brothersnblues.com /home.htm   (319 words)

 Blues Brothers Costumes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Shaffer in disguise), the Blues Brothers' history was as follows...
These great Blues Brothers sytle sunglasses are UV400 meeting general purpose UV requirements.
The Blues Brothers was a rhythm and blues band fronted by comedians Dan...
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 Blues Brothers 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Ellwood's release from prison after eighteen years is an excuse for a celebration of the original Blues Brothers film, with reprises from many of the first films cameo stars.
In Blues Brothers 2000(It's a better title than Blues Brothers 2)Ellwood Blues, once again played with supreme cool and dark glasses by Dan Ackroyd, can't stay out of trouble.
Between deciding to put the band together and alienating his long lost "stepbrother," the lone surviving Blues brother(Jake died while Ellwood was in prison.)starts in motion a wild cross state chase as the band tries to stay ahead of the cops and Feds.
www.filmsondisc.com /dvdpages/bluesbrothers2000.htm   (397 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Blues Brothers: Collector's Edition (Widescreen): DVD: Dan Aykroyd,John Belushi,Cab Calloway,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
As played with deadpan wit by Belushi and Aykroyd, the Blues Brothers are "on a mission from God," and that gives them a kind of reckless glee that keeps the movie from losing its comedic appeal.
The musical was so out of favor by 1980 that had Universal advertised "Blues Brothers" for what it was it would have done even more poorly at the box-office than it did.
As the film ends with the Blues Brothers and band playing "JailhouseRock", there are several cuts starting with the second verse thatfeature the castmembers who are professional singers singing lines...
www.amazon.ca /Blues-Brothers-Collectors-Widescreen/dp/078322804X   (2232 words)

 The Blues Brothers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
After a demonstration of their new car's potential, the brothers go back to the old Chicago orphanage where they were raised in order to visit Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman), or The Penguin, as they call her.
In a sequence that ends with a hilarious caning, we learn that the orphanage is about to be closed down for not paying its property taxes, a slight blunder on the part of the screenwriters since churches and church-run orphanages in America are tax-exempt.
The costumes worn by Cab Calloway and The Blues Brothers Band during most of this number are predominantly fl and white, with both the photography and the transfer impeccably capturing each and every shade in the environment.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/BluesBrothers.html   (2414 words)

 Blues Brothers wavs
President Carter was in the oval office, disco in the dance halls, and the Blues were getting new life from a very unlikely source.
Jake and Elwood Blue (John and Dan) were 2 brothers from Chicago, who when not spending time in Joliet prison, were playing the blues.
A battle of the bands at the end of the movie pitted the Blues Brothers Band against the "Louisiana Gator Boys".
oneunicorn.250free.com /Bluesbrothers.html   (369 words)

 Sweeq: blues brothers
The Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway, John Candy, Ray Charles, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Carrie Fisher,...
The genesis of the Blues Brothers could be found in a January 1976 SNL skit.
The Blues Brothers' television debut was as the musical guest in the April...
www.sweeq.com /blues-brothers.html   (232 words)

 The Blues Brothers
The orphanage where the Blues Brothers grew up is about to be foreclosed for $5000 back taxes and the brothers must go ‘on a mission from God’ to reunite their band, make money and pay off the debt.
Added to the performances of the Blues Brothers band are some musical numbers by illuminated persons such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and the great Cab Calloway.
The Brothers and their band also cover many classics like The Theme from Rawhide, Stand by Your Man and in the extended version presented here an energetic version of Jailhouse Rock.
www.hometheaterinfo.com /the_blues_brothers.htm   (1205 words)

 The Blues Brothers Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The movie The Blues Brothers, which cost around US$38million to make, was released in 1980 and while initially it didn't do well at the Box Office, it has developed a world-wide cult following and is still regularly screened in cinemas around the world.
The sequel (Blues Brothers 2000) was released in early 1998.
This site is dedicated to keeping the memory of The Blues Brothers alive, including The Blues Brothers movie and their music.
www.csse.monash.edu.au /~pringle/bluesbros   (160 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Blues Brothers 2000 Ost: Music: Blues Brothers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The music of the blues never fails to fill me with joy and this album is no exception.
It never strays from the original belief that, "it's the music that matters!" I am proud to call myself a blues bro's fan and even though the second film was maybe a little over the top for die hard fans, it could never be critcised for the music, as is nicely presented here.
This cd is a masterpiece of good honest blues and soul mixed with a little silliness for fans of the film.
www.amazon.co.uk /Blues-Brothers-2000-Ost/dp/B000005B0U   (831 words)

 The Blues Brothers
The fact that he was heavy into blues music overshadowed his inherent wonkyness so that it was the music, not his fanaticism, which was most visible.
But The Blues Brothers also treads some new and rather treacherous ground by reworking the concept of the musical.
The Blues Brothers is undeniably a musical, yet it is hardly ever thought of that way even though characters suddenly burst into song and dance.
www.bigempire.com /gooden/bluesbrothers.html   (1118 words)

 Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) - MovieWeb
Blues Brothers 2000 picks up 18 years after the brothers' original "mission from God" left off, with Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away.
Acknowledging that "the Lord works in mysterious ways," Elwood soon realizes that he's embarked on a whole new mission - to reassemble the old band, compete at Queen Mousette's Battle of the Bands in Louisiana and set the wayward Buster on the path to redemption.
The three then hit the road in order to reunite the band, trying their best to stay ahead of Cabel and the cops, as well as the Chicago Chapter of the Moscow Mafia and a rabidly right-wing militia group.
movieweb.com /movie/bluesbro   (318 words)

 Blues Brothers Central : Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
Murphy's brother Floyd replaced him with Parker's band when Matt moved to Chicago in 1952.
Murphy found a wider audience through his role in the films The Blues Brothers and the sequel Blues Brothers 2000 as Aretha Franklin's husband and his subsequent tours with the Blues Brothers package.
Blues Brothers 2000 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)
www.bluesbrotherscentral.com /band.php?musician_id=9   (257 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Blues Brothers [1980] (REGION 1) (NTSC): DVD: Marini, Lou,Murphy, Matt,Rubin, Alan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
From here the madness begins as the blues brothers make enemies with state troopers,neo nazi gangs,a country and western group called the good ol' boys,and carrie fisher as an ex fiancee of jakes who wants to kill him.
the Blues Brothers lead the Illinois law enforcement's fleet of copmobiles into insurance purgatory in their mission from God on their way to the Cook County Assessor's Office in order to rescue the St. Helen Of The Blessed Shroud orphanage from closure.
When The Blues Brothers came out in 1980, it became one of the best loved musical classics of all time.
www.amazon.co.uk /Blues-Brothers-REGION-NTSC/dp/078322804X   (1366 words)

 blues brothers 2000 -- blues brothers 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) - 1 with picture starring Dan Aykroyd Screenshots of mistakes are only visible to members, but there's a free picture of the day, updated daily.
Blues Brothers 2000 Articles The Blues Brothers Jake and Elwood Blues' "mission from God" was to find $5,000 to rescue a Catholic orphanage from closure.
In 1998, Blues Brothers 2000 was released to theaters but failed to live up to the success of the first film.
www.ybrother.com /bluesbrothers2000   (3589 words)

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